Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Summer Reading Events

Author Visit: Sandy Leahy and Kathy Tarentino, The Hibernating House, August 6 at 10:30am
Upton Town Library will be welcoming Sandy Leahy & Kathy Tarentino, the self-published local authors of “The Hibernating House” in the Children's Area on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30am. They will be reading their children's book about a seasonal house on Martha’s Vineyard, and follow up with a fun activity for the kids! Best suited for kids aged 2 to 12.

Life-Size Clue Game: August 6, 1pm
Whodunit? Was it Miss Scarlet with the candlestick in the ballroom? Maybe Mr. Green with the revolver in the hall? Or could it have been....YOU! Upton Town Library will be turning into Mr. Boddy's mansion and is looking for players to participate in a Life Size version of the classic murder mystery board game, Clue! Meet Nicole to sign up and play a role for our game on Wednesday, August 6 at 1pm! Best suited for ages 10 to 14.

Simple Machines Drop-In Experiment: August 7, 11am-5pm
On Thursday, August 7 from 11am to 5pm in the Children’s Area we will have our fourth and final Drop-In Experiment of the summer which will focus on simple machines. Design parachute bags, build your own marshamallow catapult, and watch a roller coaster ride from the front seat! Best suited for kids aged between 6 and 9.

See below for more August Events!


Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party: August 12
Your stuffed animals are cordially invited to Upton Town Library's Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party on Tuesday night, August 12! Come make nametags and read bedtime stories to your stuffed animal and then tuck your friend into bed. Miss Nicole will be left there to keep watch all night long. Return the next day to pick up your friend and check out photos of their adventures! Parents: Please have your child select a toy that s/he won’t mind being separated from for the night. For best results, the kids should say goodnight to their stuffed animals and be out of the library by 6pm because the animals will have a strict curfew! Best for kids ages 4 and older.

Author Visit: Jonathan Hall and Toto the Tornado Kitten: August 13, 10:30am
Local author and Brimfield-based EMT Jonathan Hall will bring his feline companion Toto and share a book presentation at Upton Town Library on Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30am. His stories are based on Toto, a young feline survivor of the 2011 tornadoes in Western Massachusetts. Hall's two books, Toto the Tornado Kitten and Oh, Toto, Where Did You Go? will be available for autographs and to purchase for $10, and all proceeds of the book sales will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston. This event is best suited for kids aged 2-12 and will be done in conjunction with our Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party on Tuesday, August 12!

Ice Cream Social on August 14
As a thank you to all our summer patrons, help us close out our 2014 summer reading program with a free scoop of ice cream courtesy of JJ’s Ice Cream in Upton! Available starting at 11am on Thursday, August 14 until either the ice cream melts or it is all scooped away--whichever happens first! For ice-cream lovers of all ages!

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